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Monday media watch [15.07.13 PM]: Press on Westwood contract
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15th Jul 2013
Monday media watch [15.07.13 PM]: Press on Westwood contract


*The extracts on this page are taken from various newspapers and media outlets. They do not necessarily reflect the views of Aston Villa.

Express and Star: Villa midfielder Ashley Westwood has landed himself a new four-year contract after an impressive first campaign in the Premier League last season. The improved contract for the 23-year-old former Crewe man was announced today.

Express and Star: Nicklas Helenius admits he is saddened his hopes of a Premier League partnership with Christian Benteke have been rocked by the Belgian star's transfer request. The new-boy is back from the club's German tour with a couple of goals to his credit after another in yesterday's third successive 1-1 draw.

BBC Sport: Aston Villa midfielder Ashley Westwood has agreed a new four-year contract to keep him at Villa Park until 2017. The 23-year-old joined from Crewe 11 months ago and made 30 appearances last season as Paul Lambert's side maintained their Premier League status.

ClubCall: Aston Villa have confirmed midfielder Ashley Westwood has signed a new four-year deal. Westwood joined Villa from Crewe last August and went on to make 30 Barclays Premier League appearances for the midlands outfit during the 2012/13 campaign.

Setanta Sports: Ashley Westwood has signed a new four-year deal with Aston Villa, which will see him remain with the club until 2017. Westwood made his Villa debut when he was introduced from the bench during the 2-0 Premier League win against Swansea last September before going on to earn his first start at Sunderland in November.

Sky Sports: Ashley Westwood has signed a new four-year contract with Aston Villa, a year after arriving at the club from Crewe. The midfielder arrived from Crewe last summer and quickly became an important part of Paul Lambert's plans, finishing his first season with 28 Premier League starts.

Goal.com: Ashley Westwood has signed a new four-year contract with Aston Villa, a year after arriving at the club from Crewe. The midfielder arrived from Crewe last summer and quickly became an important part of Paul Lambert's plans, finishing his first season with 28 Premier League starts.

ESPN: New Aston Villa striker Nicklas Helenius says he would like striker Christian Benteke to stay at the club - even though the Belgian's departure would boost his prospects of a place in the side. Denmark international Helenius has made an immediate impression at Villa Park, scoring his second pre-season goal in three games in a friendly against German club Bochum.

Sky Sports: Aston Villa summer signing Nicklas Helenius admits he will be disappointed should fellow striker Christian Benteke leave the club. Villa confirmed last week that Benteke had recently handed in a transfer request after scoring 23 goals in all competitions last term.

*The extracts on this page are taken from various newspapers and media outlets. They do not necessarily reflect the views of Aston Villa.

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